I don't have any issues answering questions.So far better than any QB out of that program since? The arm is important, I was more curious about his ability in the pocket and ability to move inside and escape etc etc but if he is the athlete you say he is then there shouldn't be problems. Today's NFL as you probably know will eat players alive if they don't have that clock inside their head at the QB position.
I pushed you for answers because it's interesting that some folk on here (whether they are knowledgeable or not) seem to have an issue with him and I wondered if it was because he is fortunate because of the system he plays in and the quality of those around him, or the fact he is able to (as you have confirmed) able to raise the game of those around him because he has the talent to do so.
Why are people so narky when it comes to having conversation when someone asks questions? It's so weird.
Thanks for taking the time out to answer, it's okay though, I was just posing questions to those In The Know (ITK)
The important thing that people need to realize (and I see comments in this thread) is that you scout the player, not the helmet. Just because Ohio St QBs haven't done much in the NFL doesn't mean that Fields won't. Like guy above mentioned, no Jeff Tedford QBs made it until Aaron Rodgers. No Air Raid QBs made it til Mahomes. No sub 6' QBs made it til Wilson and Kyler.
As for Fields in the pocket, he will stand in and take a hit. He's one of the rare QBs that can really run but does so more as a last resort than running at the first sign of danger. Now he did do that early last year, but in the Indiana game, he ran when the blitz was just too overwhelming to stay and there was space in front of him. He does well to keep his eyes downfield and throwing the ball is his first option.
The top QBs in the league are dynamic athletes (Mahomes, Wilson, Kyler, Lamar, Herbert). Fields fits right in with those guys athletically (not as fast as Kyler and Lamar). But he has better size than all but Herbert. He has a better arm than all but Mahomes. He sees the field really well, just needs consistency reading coverages and identifying blitzers a little quicker. He'd be the #1 pick in the draft every year but this one and probably last year. But I would have picked him over Mayfield/Darnold, Trubisky/Mahomes, Goff/Wentz if they were all prospects at the same time.